Mercedes-Benz A-Class MOT Results

Registered in 2007
63.5% pass rate
from 3,006 tests in 2020
(13% better than other 2007 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Position lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.033% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.00% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.100% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.100% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.067% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
    • 0.96% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.73% fail on Lever (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.60% fail on Hand lever (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pedal
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.067% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.033% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.033% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.100% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.100% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.100% fail on Joints
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.100% fail on Door condition
        • 0.033% fail on Hinge
      • 0.100% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
        • 0.033% fail on Hinge
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.100% fail on Other body component
      • 0.033% fail on Panel
    • 0.100% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.033% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
      • 0.033% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.033% fail on Seats
      • 0.033% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (34% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.86% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.100% fail on Fluid leaks (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.033% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.033% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.033% fail on Components
    • 0.033% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Power steering
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.033% fail on Motorcycle derived steering systems
      • 0.033% fail on Head bearings
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.033% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.033% fail on Doors
      • 0.033% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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